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not speak -- is not -- the community is not as big as other ethnic communities, but it is very lively. there are many distinguished members in the academic, economic, and social life of the places that they lived in the united states -- live in the united states. we have close cooperation on issues of security, the fight against terrorism, and, of course, also, we enjoy very, very good trade and economic links. relationshipyprus' with turkey? >> turkey does not recognize the republic of cyprus as the state since 1974. so, since -- summer of 1974, there are no diplomatic or political relations between the republic of cyprus and turkey. -- turkey as a result of this policy of turkey of nonrecognition of the republic of cyprus. turkey has imposed an embargo on ships and aircrafts which are related or even stop in the republic of cyprus, from exports and airports, which makes contact and commercial links more difficult. beyond the relation -- the only relation, if one may call it a religion, is the fact that turkey illegally occupies the northern area of the republic of cyprus. and how di
. it is a gate that opened to the east where we had a very big port. that is why -- is made of limestone and as you can see, it is monumental. it has a huge arched on top and if you look up closely, you will see an arabic inscription which reflects the much later time when the city was under the ottomans. >> to learn more about cyprus, we talked to the presidential commissioner. >> independence in 1960 for cyprus from the british. did both turkey and greece have their eyes on cyprus as a prize? >> greece, turkey and britain became what is the tree obligation of the republic of cyprus. this is a treaty of guarantee. the republic was in alliance with greece and turkey through a formal treaty of alliance that permitted both to have armed forces from the island. the british already secured a their interests by obtaining the sovereign base areas at the time of independence. other countries had a historical connection will with cyprus. because 82% was greek, that -- turkey embarked on the shape of the ottoman empire and was here for 300 years. of course, they had a 18% of the population identi
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